Cozy Mystery Cover Reveal ~ A Reference To Murder by Kym Roberts

Posted: February 9, 2017 in Cover Reveal, Cozy Mystery
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by Kym Roberts
Genre: Cozy Mystery

Pub Date: 5/16/2017




NEED .. .

Charli Rae Warren is back home in Hazel

Rock, Texas, spending her time reading, collecting, and selling

books—at least, the ones that don’t get eaten first by her

father’s pet armadillo. Running the family bookstore is a demanding

job, but solving murders on the side can be flat out dangerous…

The Book Barn is more than just a shop,

it’s a part of the community—and Charli is keeping busy with a

fundraising auction and the big rodeo event that’s come to town.

That includes dealing with the Texas-sized egos of some celebrity

cowboys, including Dalton Hibbs, a blond, blue-eyed bull rider who

gets overly rowdy one night with the local hairdresser . . . and soon

afterward, disappears into thin air.

Dalton’sbrother also vanished seven years ago—and Charli is thrown

about whether Dalton is a villain or a victim. After a close call with an

assailant wielding a branding iron (that plays havoc with her hair),

and some strange vandalism on her property, she’s going to have to

team up with the sheriff to untangle this mystery, before she gets

gored . . .

Three career paths resonated for Kym

Roberts during her early childhood: detective, investigative

reporter, and . . .nun. Being a nun, however, dropped by the wayside

when she became aware of boys—they were the spice of life she

couldn’t deny. In high school her path was forged when she took her

first job at a dry cleaners and met every cop in town, especially the

lone female police officer in patrol. From that point on there was no

stopping Kym’s pursuit of a career in law enforcement. Kym followed

her dream and became a detective who fulfilled her desire to be an

investigative reporter, with one extra perk—a badge. Promoted to

sergeant, Kym spent the majority of her career in SVU. She retired

from the job reluctantly when her husband dragged her kicking and

screaming to another state, but writing continued to call her name,

at least in her head. Visit her on the web at


This book sounds so fun. It would be a dream job to deal in books. I love my local used book store. I can spend hours browsing through the paperbacks. I also haunt thrift shops frequently, looking for that hidden gem.

Also, I’m a southern gal and the story is set in a neighboring state. I can relate to the possum on the half shell on the cover. LOL

What stands out for you?


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  1. Ohhh, a cozy mystery, you know I will put this on my list….lol.

  2. Sounds like it could be fun.
    sherry @ fundinmental